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Could you be a Saucy Mama lover? Oh yeah, you bet....you could be! he he. This chicken sandwich is right up my alley. Saucy and spicy and definitely a treat to eat! I am a sucker for anything with a lot of heat and this sandwich is no exception. I'd been cruising around allrecipes.com looking for something spicy in the slow cooker and made with chicken. I saw a recipe for Slow Cooked Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches....and while I couldn't make it the way their recipe stated (I didn't have the dry ranch dressing packet) I knew I could make it my own way.
I went digging through my cupboards and found the Saucy Mama Hot Wing Sauce and in the refrigerator I found some chunky blue cheese. I pulled the chicken tenders from the refrigerator and grabbed my smaller crock pot. I was bound and determined I was going to try this regardless of whether when I arrived home after work I could either eat a sandwich with the chicken or toss it in the trash. Sometimes that is what experiments end up like in my home. In the trash that is...however, that is not where this one ended up!
I found some Martin's Whole Wheat Potato Rolls (mini sized...not quite sure slider sized, but definitely smaller than a regular bun) that were 100% whole wheat,100 calories per roll and chock full of protein (7 grams) and fiber (5 grams). Just what I look for when checking out the nutrition information - think WW Program! When I arrived home I put my clean dishes away from the dishwasher, cut the celery, washed some lettuce, sliced some tomato, and assembled my sandwich! Total yumminess!
Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches with Creamy Gorgonzola Cheese
1.5 lb package chicken breast tenders
3/4 cup Saucy Mama Buffalo Wing Sauce
1 cup chunky blue cheese dressing
slices Gorgonzola or blue cheese
Celery Sticks (as garnish but of course to help with the heat of the sauce some too!)
Place chicken tenders in crockpot. Mix wing sauce and blue cheese dressing together. Pour over chicken tenders and cook on low 6 to 8 hours. At this point in time you could opt to shred the chicken in the saucy (I would drain some of the sauce if I did this though) or you could just take your pieces out that you want to assemble in your sandwich. I opted to use whole pieces of chicken as much as I could....the chicken was real tender and tended to fall apart as removing it from the crockpot.
Assemble the sandwich as you wish. I assembled mine as such:
Bun bottom, lettuce, tomato, sliced gorgonzola, chicken, a little drizzle of sauce on top, bun top. Yummy yummy, yummy.. :)
Grumpy has one question though. He wants to know what it is with me and hot sauce? Well, I can't really say, but I do know just the smell of it makes me want it! He tried to convince me that hot sauce would make my boobs sag....I told him, what the heck? They are going to sag anyway so I will continue to eat hot sauce any way.....thank you VERY much! ;)
Are YOU a Saucy Mama? :o)
**I was not compensated in any way for talking about Saucy Mama Chicken Wing Sauce nor for Martin's Bread products. I enjoy their products and will continue to use them and won't be afraid to let you know how much I enjoy them!**